The New Oxford Dine Out 2019

I was invited in to try the Dine Out Vancouver dinner menu of their 3 course $25 prix fixe which I did last night. The dishes shown below were my favourites from the 3 course menu that I tried. I must say that I was quite impressed with the quality of the food and the dishes presented here at this Donnelly Group owned restaurant in Yaletown. Ever since Chef Sarah Stewart and Chef Chris Stewart (unrelated) joined the culinary team, the food has risen a couple of notches. It was a fairly quiet Monday evening at this Yaletown eatery which made for a great experience with friendly staff. Wine pairings are extra and there are a couple of size pours that can be had, I went with a 3oz pour but you can also get a 6oz pour.

1st Course Appetizers

Heirloom carrot soup

Heirloom carrot soup, jalapeño yogurt, sumac, pistachio, this was a tasty soup and a very generous portion.

BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing:

Road 13 honest john’s red

Red chili wings

Red chili wings, jalapeño, distilled vinegar, parmesan aioli, great juicy wings and again a large portion.

BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing:

Evolve shiraz

 

2nd Course Entrées

Golden Chicken Sandwich

Golden Chicken Sandwich, panko, iceberg, pickle, bay leaf, hot sauce; persnally I would have come up with a different name for this sandwich, but they have nailed it, this made for easy sharing, 2 pieces of breaded fried chicken breast sandwiched between the top and bottom bun.

BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing:

Lock & Worth Sauvignon Blanc

Brisket Cavatappi

Brisket Cavatappi, basil pesto, roasted garlic, grana padano, I can see why this dish has been a winner, it is comfort food at its best, noodles with a tasty sauce.

BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing:

Adega Malbec

 

3rd Course Desserts

Dark chocolate praline bar

Dark chocolate praline bar, hazelnut, whipped cream, this one was my favourite of the two on offer.

Cherry cheesecake

Cherry cheesecake, vanilla, brown butter, tim tam

The New Oxford Dine Out Vancouver promotion runs thru February 3rd.

Reservations for Dine Out are now being accepted via phone at (604) 609-0901. The New Oxford is located at 1144 Homer St in downtown Vancouver and they are open for dinner from 5pm nightly.

By: Richard Wolak